The Future:2030 Competition Discussion

Discussion and feedback on Construct 2

Post » Thu May 01, 2014 4:00 pm

A new competition with some great prizes! Read the details here:
https://www.scirra.com/blog/143/the-future-2030

And on Newgrounds.com:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1365530

What will the future look like in 2030? Will flying cars actually be a reality? Will we be living in a utopia or dystopia? Are robots doing my washing yet? Are we all living underwater from global warming? Can we holiday on the moon? Will all gaming devices support hardware accelerated HTML5?

All types of games are allowed as long as they have some element of the future in 2030 in them!

1st Place Construct 2 Business License and $400 Cash
2nd Place Construct 2 Business License and $300 Cash
3rd Place Construct 2 Business License and $200 Cash
4th - 9th Places Construct 2 Personal Edition License
15 runner ups $25 USD Amazon Voucher

Discuss your ideas, show screenshots of what you're working on here!
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Post » Thu May 01, 2014 4:07 pm

Excited. Possible the first jam I plan on entering. I was just talking to my graphics guy yesterday about a game I was thinking about, and this theme just made my idea that much better :).
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Post » Thu May 01, 2014 4:30 pm

I am very excited, I just participated on my first Ludum Dare, and I see that be on a game jam can be amazing. And also, the theme here is very interesting.
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Post » Thu May 01, 2014 10:44 pm

I'm definitely in for this one and I'll be busy thinking of the future!

I participated in the infamous Flappy Jam http://itch.io/jam/flappyjam and I'm also keeping up with the One Game A Month http://www.onegameamonth.com/ game jam.

I also wrote about game jams at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/2014/02/game-jams-game-programming.html and (near the end) at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/2013/12/adding-music-to-your-game-game.html.

In particular, if you want to know everything about game jams, there's a great eBook on Amazon by Christer Kaitila called Game Jam Survival Guide and you can get it at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R0NTF4?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B007R0NTF4&linkCode=shr&tag=animonan-20. Christer knows of what he speaks!
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Post » Fri May 02, 2014 1:22 am

May I ask why the theme was set but 16 years in the future?

It seems geared towards inclusivity of ideas. Which, given that you are trying to open it up to free-licensers, does make sense. It's just kind of bland for my tastes. ;)
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Post » Fri May 02, 2014 1:25 am

It would have been cooler if it had been set in 20XX.
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Post » Fri May 02, 2014 1:28 am

I'm just taking it as a "In the future" theme. I say in 16 years we will have robots that will revolt and need destroying :).
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Post » Fri May 02, 2014 1:39 am

I think a lot of the robots are revolting already! This is a job for Mega Man!

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Post » Fri May 02, 2014 5:17 am

Very cool theme and it will also serve as an exercise to get to grips with Construct 2.
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Post » Fri May 02, 2014 9:21 pm

Awesome idea. I usually base games around medieval fantasy themes, so this should help push me out of my comfort zone.

Are there limitations to keep in mind for the Newgrounds network? I'd love to make a game that runs fullscreen 1920x1080, but all the games I see over there are in tiny windowed displays. Is there a specific resolution we need to work to (useful to know for UI scaling, etc)?
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